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McAfee real-time scanning


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:46 AM

I've been using McAfee Antivirus for a long time and have been satisfied with it until fairly recently. Some time ago, the real-time scanning started to become a real(-time) pain, however. It keeps interrupting and slowing down everything whenever I am surfing the web. Writing this post, for example, the scanner peaks on and off whenever I type something and I have to wait a few seconds before I can continue typing... It is really annoying! My question is this: is this what one should expect from today's antivirus software in order to protect user's from the execution of malicious code, or has McAfee overdone it? Are there other anti-virus products that supply a comparable protection, but don't interfere as much with ordinary computer use?

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:16 AM

Update: the problems that I were experiencing with the real-time scanner have improved after uninstalling other anti-malware products and reinstalling McAfee. I still think that the real-time scanning consumes too much CPU power, however, but at least the problem is more manageable now...




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